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The 17th China Automotive Industry Forum 2019

Automotive in 2025: Strategies to Success

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For well over 100 years, a lot energy was focused on pushing the capabilities of the automobile. Past breakthroughs in vehicular power, handling and design exceeded the physical limits of the human body. But now the invention of connected cars, autonomous driving and smart cities are beginning to transcend the potential of the human brain. As cars become increasingly entwined with our lifestyles and future, we must also demand their makers conduct their craft in an ethical manner. The automotive industry faces several challenges – from shifting to renewable energy to overcoming traffic congestion to new forms of mobility – which it must tackle head-on.

Carmakers also face scrutiny from regulators, competitors and the public. The industry itself is experiencing a paradigm shift with the emergence of electric, smart and connected vehicles. As a result, established players with decades of supremacy under their belt risk being sidelined if they do not adapt to the changing landscape. In this race against time, who will have the last word? Traditional manufactures and suppliers, IT companies or a complete unknown?

There is no question that new energy vehicles are here to stay. However, the question remains, how can brands generate momentum in an already saturated market? The century-old industry is becoming a testing ground for bleeding-edge technology, and with new business models entering the fray, discussions are turning to whether this will translate into true commercial value. Much of this is dependent on what roles the consumers and regulators will play in this new era of smarter, cleaner automobiles. In this tight race to the top, will China be able to take the lead over Europe, the US, Japan and South Korea? 

At the 17th CEIBS Automotive Industry Forum, join regulators, industry leaders and academic experts in exploring the opportunities and challenges presented to the automotive industry. Main topics on the agenda will include Connected and Automated Vehicles, the Future of Clean Cars, Smart Cities, and, of course, the Consumers’ Vision on Future Mobility.

Saturday, October 19 , 2019

08:30 ~ 09:00

Registration

CEIBS Shanghai Petrochemical Auditorium

09:00 ~ 09:05

Welcome Address

Senior Executive, CEIBS

  Session One: Connected and Automated Vehicles

Many expect automated and smart vehicles to appear in the very near future; however, the reality is that these technologies are yet to fully mature. Are we ready to put automated vehicles on the road tomorrow? How will artificial intelligence apply to automated cars, and who will be the key players – traditional OEMs, IT companies or suppliers? What will be the impact of digitalisation on this development? What about consumers, and especially younger motorists – will they still want to drive cars, or to be driven? Will we see self-driving cars tomorrow? Everyone expects this, but when will it really happen?

09:05 ~ 09:15

Keynote Speech I

Mr. Xiaolin Yuan
Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific, Volvo Car Group; President and CEO, Volvo Car Asia Pacific

09:15 ~ 09:25

Keynote Speech II

Mr. Cham Zhong
Vice President, Tencent; CEIBS Alumnus

09:25 ~ 09:35

Keynote Speech III

Ms. Renée Wang
Senior Vice President, ZF Asia Pacific Operations; President, ZF China

09:35 ~ 09:45

Keynote Speech IV

Mr. Zu Sijie (Inviting)
Vice President and Chief Engineer, SAIC Motor

09:45 ~ 10:45

Panel Discussion

Moderator:  
Mr. Ivan Hodac
Founder and President, Aspen Institute Central Europe

10:45 ~ 11:00

Coffee Break

Session Two: Smart Cities

“Smart city” is the big buzzword of today – but what does it really mean? Is a smart city one without cars, as some believe, or is it something else? Will it include sensors to detect parking places, self-driven busses or cars, robots instead of police, drones to replace cars? Is Barcelona a smart city, or is Dubai, Amsterdam, Monaco or Singapore? And where are the key cities in China? Is a smart city a city where it is pleasant to live, or are there other definitions? What will be the role of the smart vehicles in the development of smart cities?

11:00 ~ 11:10

Keynote Speech I

Mrs. Ines Anitua
CEO, AIC-Automotive Intelligence Center, Bilbao

11:10 ~ 11:20

Keynote Speech II

Mr. Mats Harborn
Executive Director, Scania China Strategic Office

11:20 ~ 11:30

Keynote Speech III

Mr. Liu Zhiyan
Director, Urban Ecomony Studies Dept., Institute for Urban and Environmental Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

11:30 ~ 11:40

Keynote Speech IV

Prof. Zhang Lijun
President, School of Automotive Studies, Tongji University

11:40 ~ 12:40

Panel Discussion

Moderator:
Prof. Pedro Nueno
Honorary President (European), CEIBS

12:40 ~ 13:40

Luncheon

13:40 ~ 13:50

Summary Report of CEIBS Alumni Auto Association

Mr. Lou Zhouren
President, CEIBS Alumni Auto Association

Session Three: Future of New Energy/Clean Cars

Environmental pressure is probably the biggest challenge the automotive industry is currently facing – not only in China, Korea and Europe, but also in the US. Who has the best strategy at this moment? The Europeans, or others? In which territory is the industry under the most regulator pressure? And why? It was traditionally Europe, but it is still true? Battery driven cars seem to be the preferred technology to solve the environmental challenge – but are they really? Hydrogen for fuel cells is being developed by almost every company today. And are battery driven e-cars really more environmentally friendly, from the production line to scrapyard, than a clean diesel model?

13:50 ~ 14:00

Keynote Speech I

Dr. Heung-Soo Kim
Vice President, Corporate Product Strategy, Hyundai Motor Company

14:00 ~ 14:10

Keynote Speech II

Mr. Jordi Aranega
Vice President and Board Member, Hengrui Corporation

14:10 ~ 14:20

Keynote Speech III

Mr. Ding Xiaohua
Deputy Director, Shanghai Electric Vehicle Public Data Collecting, Monitoring and Research Center

14:20 ~ 14:30

Keynote Speech IV

Ms. Dita Charanzová
Vice President, the European Parliament

14:30 ~ 15:30

Panel Discussion

Moderator: 
Mr. Peter Zhou
Consultant, Tencent; CEIBS Alumnus

Session Four: Consumers’ Vision on Future Mobility

At the end of the day, what do consumers really want? To be driven or to drive? To pay a premium for an electric car, or to drive an ICE powered car? How do the young people of today want to move tomorrow? The status symbol of today in most countries is still a car – but this may not be true of tomorrow. Is the automotive industry able to adjust to this?

15:30 ~ 15:40

Keynote Speech I

Mr. Thierry Willemarck
Deputy President for Mobility, FIA

15:40 ~ 15:50

Keynote Speech II

Mr. Zhong Lixin
Board Director, SAIC Motor; Member, CPPCC Shanghai Committee; CEIBS Alumnus

15:50 ~ 16:00

Keynote Speech III

Mr. Jin Jun
Partner, PwC China Auto Consulting 

16:00 ~ 17:00

Panel Discussion

Moderator: 
Mr. Ivan Hodac
Founder and President, Aspen Institute Central Europe

17:00 ~ 17:05

Closing Address

Senior Executive, CEIBS

Forum Organisers

CEIBS is a not-for-profit joint venture, established in 1994 with the financial and political support of the Chinese government and the European Commission. Former Premier Wen Jiabao once spoke highly of CEIBS as "an incubator for excellent business leaders". As a Chinese business school of global breadth, CEIBS has become the leading centre in the region for organizing industry forums bringing together industry leaders, senior government officials and renowned academics in an open, neutral environment to discuss and debate hot issues facing China and the world.

Registration Procedures

If you run a medium/large-sized company in the automotive related sector and wish to take part, please fill in and submit our online application form. We will contact successful candidates by email or phone. We encourage CEIBS alumni to nominate eligible industry insiders to attend the forum free of charge. Seats are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Conference Venue

CEIBS Shanghai Campus Petrochemical Studio

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Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific, Volvo Car Group; President and CEO, Volvo Car Asia Pacific

Vice President, Tencent; CEIBS Alumnus

Senior Vice President, ZF Asia Pacific Operations; President, ZF China

Founder and President, Aspen Institute Central Europe

CEO, AIC-Automotive Intelligence Center, Bilbao

Executive Director, Scania China Strategic Office

Honorary President (European), CEIBS

President, CEIBS Alumni Auto Association

Vice President, Corporate Product Strategy, Hyundai Motor Company

Vice President and Board Member, Hengrui Corporation

Deputy Director, Shanghai Electric Vehicle Public Data Collecting, Monitoring and Research Center

Vice President, the European Parliament

Consultant, Tencent; CEIBS Alumnus

Deputy President for Mobility, FIA

Board Director, SAIC Motor; Member, CPPCC Shanghai Committee; CEIBS Alumnus

Partner, PwC China Auto Consulting

Contact Us

For more details about The 17th China Automotive Industry Forum 2019, please contact:

Ms. Tiffany Chen (For Cooperation)
Marketing & Communications Department
Tel: +86-21-28905354 | Email: ctiffany@ceibs.edu

Ms. Kitty Chen (For Registration)
Marketing & Communications Department
Tel: +86-21-28905047 | Email: ckitty@ceibs.edu

Mr. Darren Yue (For Media)
Marketing & Communications Department
Tel: +86-21-28905246 | Email: ydarren@ceibs.edu

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